Latest Scott Schieman Stories

2011-03-09 08:10:00

New research has found that women are affected by the intrusion of work into their home-life more than men are, and report higher levels of psychological distress from emails, phone calls and texts, that come through after business hours. While women are just as capable of taking on the demands of work and home, they feel more guilt when contacted by bosses, coworkers and clients when at home. "This guilt seems to be at the heart of their distress," Paul Glavin, of the University of Toronto...

2010-06-09 21:28:33

A new study identifies the challenges for the boundaries between work and family The demands associated with creative work activities pose key challenges for workers, according to new research out of the University of Toronto that describes the stress associated with some aspects of work and its impact on the boundaries between work and family life. Researchers measured the extent to which people engaged in creative work activities using data from a national survey of more than 1,200 American...

2010-03-09 11:53:27

Most Americans believe God is concerned with their personal well-being and is directly involved in their personal affairs, according to new research out of the University of Toronto. Using data from two recent national surveys of Americans, UofT Sociology Professor Scott Schieman examined peoples' beliefs about God's involvement and influence in everyday life. His research discovers new patterns about these beliefs and the ways they differ across education and income levels. Schieman's study,...

2009-11-30 21:02:41

Younger people, those with children and less-educated individuals are more likely to experience anger, according to new UofT research that examines one of the most common negative emotions in society. Drawing upon national survey data of more than 1,000 Americans aged 18 and older, Professor Scott Schieman from the Sociology Department at the University of Toronto has published new findings about the experience of anger. In a chapter in the forthcoming International Handbook of Anger, to be...

2009-10-19 14:10:45

Being at the top has its perks, but new UofT research shows people in positions of authority at work are more likely to experience certain psychological and physical problems that can undermine the health benefits associated with job authority. The study "“ which used data from a national survey of 1,800 American workers in different occupations and sectors "“ reveals previously undocumented evidence about the up and downsides of having authority in the workplace. People with job...

2008-12-10 15:44:49

Employees with high levels of job autonomy and control over their schedules are more likely to bring their work home with them, according to surprising new research out of the University of Toronto. Using data from a 2002 nationally representative survey of more than 2,600 American workers, sociology professor Scott Schieman and Ph.D. student Paul Glavin examined the impacts of schedule control and job autonomy on work-family role blurring. Role blurring is measured by how often employees...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'